January 18, 2018 | Vice News

North Korea Just Agreed on a Date with South Korea – By Fax

North Korea accepted an offer from Seoul Friday to hold talks on Jan. 9 — the first high-level dialogue between the adversaries in more than two years. Despite North Korea reconnecting the hotline to the South earlier this week, the confirmation came via fax.

Anthony Ruggiero, a former official at the Treasury, said the White House has done the one thing it said it never would, and given ground to North Korea with nothing in return: 

North Korea rejected “freeze for freeze” and got something better: “delay for nothing.” Pyongyang continues its nuclear and missile programs and US-South Korea delay defensive military exercises.

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